Disney Junior’s ‘Doc McStuffins’ Wins Peabody Award for Excellence in Children’s Programming
The award recognizes outstanding storytelling in electronic media and the show was recognized specifically for “disarming, inspiring storytelling.”
Doc McStuffins is about a young girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom. Doc runs a clinic for stuffed animals and other toys in her playhouse. Every episode features Doc and her stuffed animal friends Stuffy, Lambie, Hallie, and Chilly.
The animated series premiered in 2012 and afterward a group of female African-American doctors started the Artemis Medical Society which now has a membership of more than 4,700 women physicians of color around the world.
Doc McStuffins recently won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Program and is nominated for a NAMIC (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) Award and an Emmy Award.
The 2015 Peabody Awards Ceremony takes place May 31.